Pastor Ulrich Rüß

Born on 12 Dec., 1943 in Braunschweig, Ulrich Rüß studied religious education and theology and was ordained in 1970 in the cathedral of Schleswig. After 12 years as pastor of the Ev.-Luth. Parish of Harrislee by Flensburg, he transferred to the senior pastorate of St. Johannis- Eppendorf, Hamburg, which he held until his retirement in January 2009.

During this time, Pastor Ulrich Rüß was a member of the board of the Nordelbische Missionszentrum, a member of the Kirchenkreissynode Alt-Hamburg, and a member of the  Landessynode of the Nordelbiische Ev.-luth. Kirche. He is a member of the editorial board of the Lutheran periodical „Confessio Augustana“, 1. chairperson of the Kirchliche Sammlung um Bibel und Bekenntnis, chairman of the Konferenz Bekennender Gemeinschaften, and, since 2010, President of the IKBK/ICN.

Ulrich Rüß is the author of numerous morning devotions and church broadcasts for the NDR broadcasting service and has contributed theological essays to various journals and books. He is one of the authors in the programs of the Verlag Neukirchen-Vluyn and the Freimundverlag (calendar meditations). His further theological interest areas are: mission, evangelization, ecumenism, liturgy, and church music.